Questions related to panel(s), including appearance and customization. This could refer to gnome-panel, or a panel in another desktop environment. Use the "menu-bar" tag instead when referring to the top panel used in Unity.

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LXPanel: Show active window title & close/min-max/restore buttons

IMPORTANT EDIT: I have now found out that these plug-ins are possible, but do not exist. I submitted a request on the LXDE SourceForge page here. They responded, saying they like the idea, but the ...
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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How do I hide my custom Unity panel indicators from another user account on the same machine?

I created a second user account on my machine, making it a "standard" user account. When I log into that account, most of the panel indicators I've added in my own administrator user account show up ...
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Window buttons on cinnamon top panel

Is it possible put the window buttons on the top panel of cinnamon like in Unity?
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How can I see the window decoration icon in my Plasma 5 panel?

On Kubuntu 15.10, Chrome apps always show with the Chrome icon in the panel, even if their window decoration has a different icon. Changing the launcher icon also does not change the panel icon, as ...
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how to launch apps hidden from the launcher or panel

How do I launch an app in such a way that it does not show up in / is hidden from / skips the panel or unity launcher or xfce panel or kde panel etc? Apps like "stormcloud " weather app are a good ...
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How to Get Rid of the Shadow Above the Launcher Icon

I'm wanting to know how to get rid of the black/gray shadow above the launcher icon and below the panel that stretches across the top of the screen. It's on the the top 6-7 pixels (vertically across ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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Can I have Unity/eOS/OS X - like top panel that merges with maximized window's title bar in LXDE?

Everything is in the title: Can I set up a panel in LXDE so it merges with window's title bar when the window is maximized? Like it is in Unity, Elementary OS or OS X.
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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What's the problem with the panel in the desktop?

These couple days, when I start ubuntu, and after about 15 min to 1 hour, the colors of the Panel icons (time, username, language, network...etc) change their color and become white, and the Close, ...
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Top panel icons overwitten by nonsense

I can't think of anything better to describe what's happening. My top panel looks now like this: It is fully functional though and goes back to 'normal' when I click on each one of the icons. It ...
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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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Cant Download Deluge due to Application Indicator and Panel Indicator Applet

Cannot download Deluge due to the following problem, Ubuntu Software Center indicates these items must be removed: Application Indicator Panel Indicator applet
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Headphones problem

I have a problem and I can't find a solution. I was searching for 3 hours and still nothing. My front panel audio don't work. And when i plug headphones into back panel works only right headphone. ...
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Wireless network icon won't display on the panel

I check the nm-applet on the terminal and this is what it showed up I search on the web for possible solutions for that and i tried it but it doesn't work out.
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Remove text from active windows in panel

How do I make the xfce windows opened in panel to show only icon like in windows 8? That way I can have a vertica panel as shown in picture.
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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How to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz), Unity, Gnome Classic?

How to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity) and Unity in Ubuntu 14.04. How to create a theme with a picture panel (svg or png) ...
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How to add rows (so to have multi rows) bottom panel in gnome-session-flashback in ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I'm experiencing Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32bit with gnome-session-flashback very, very useful for me! Just I need to double rows in bottom panel 'cause I use a lot of opened windows/apps but I really I don't ...
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KDE top panel, always visible, not functioning,

Just updated the system to Kubuntu 14.04, the top panel which is set to 'always visible' is covering the windows, hiding the close, min, max buttons. It should have the top of the window fixed ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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Click on indicator to open app window on top

When I click on indicator icon on panel, for example qbittorrent, clementine,...etc, the app window opens in background so I have to click on Unity launcher icon or use Alt + Tab to get the windows ...
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Is it possible to move the top activities bar of gnome shell to the bottom of the screen?

I have set up a normal user account in my computer as a guest account, which lots of my friends use. I love the gnome shell, and I set it as the desktop environment. The problem users of my computer ...
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How do I run the Unity panel only?

I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact. Is there such a feature provided by default or way ...
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How to get the old Panel 0 into 16.04 LTS

I installed (from scratch) Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS into one PC and all is fine, BUT... I don't have the old Panel 0 (superior edge of the screen). Isn't it available into 16.04? How can I get it?
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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Ubuntu Mate Pannels when connecting a extra monitor

So I know how to manage panels. I added a second panel to my second screen. But as I'm on a laptop I also work on just the buildin monitor when I'm on the couch/meeting/ect. So when the second ...
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Is there a way to get a Max/Min/Close Applet to Ubuntu Mate Panel?

I have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and I choose the Mutiny layout, after that I added the TopMenu Mate Panel Applet, an applet that hides the menu from the application and displays it in the topmenu panel. In ...
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How do I make panel background in Kubuntu 16.04 no transparent?

I want my panel to be black, with no transparency. In system settings, under the desktop theme details I have set Panel background to Oxygen. I thought that would be black background, but it is ...
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Gnome 3.18 Panel Icon Size

I have upgraded to Gnome Ubuntu 16.04 and I see now that gnome 3.18 has panel icon size of 16px in size fixed. Since gnome developers in their brilliant move to compile gnome resources made the gnome ...
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Configuring Gnome panels in Ubuntu 15.10 laptop

I just installed Gnome on my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s (running Ubuntu 15.10). However, no key combination seems to allow me to configure the top and bottom panels: right-click, Alt-right-click, ...
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control panel, x-shaped cursor, failed update

Today, Ubuntu (13.10 I think) asked whether I'd like to update to the newest version, and I decided to do it. I don't think the installation worked, since a couple of windows popped up saying this or ...
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have two desktops, need one applet

I installed 15.10 of Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I like the weather applet from Xubuntu but I am mostly running the Lubuntu desktop. How can I get the Xubuntu weather applet to run on the Lubuntu panel? I ...
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Application disappears after minimized

I run Mirc using PlayOnLinux but when I minimize the application, it just disappears with no symbol on the panel. I think it is still running but I can't select it, not even with Alt+Tab. I can't ...
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connect to server crashes mate-panel

I've experienced this several times on all the computers I have, running Ubuntu mate.I have a networked folder, and I want to edit some files, when I goto load the networked folder, the panel stops ...
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How do I get the ubuntu logo back on the top menu?

So, I'm an ubuntu noob, and decided to play around a bit and installed the Macbuntu theme. I got fed up of it after a while and decided to do away with it but keep the things I like. What I can't ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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How do i remove separator-like gray bars from mate panel

I want to hide gray bars but only way to make them disappear is setting panel to expanding mode which gets on top of Plank dock.
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Digital clock widget on Kubuntu 15.10 partially off-screen

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, on Plasma 5.4.3, KDE 5.15.0, and Qt 5.5.1. I have the digital clock widget, set to display date and time, on the upper-right corner of my screen (on a panel that borders the ...
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Would proprietary drivers disable colour calibration?

I am considering buying an NVIDIA card. But I wonder if using proprietary drivers would disable monitor colour calibration from the control panel, as I need that feature.
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How to fit Lubuntu's panel in only one screen

I have just installed Lubuntu and I am having problems with the panel. I have two screens, but the panel stretches through both ones. Is there a way to make it fit in only one screen, the main one? ...
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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Missing app icon in panel

I installed deb Spotify package and edited desktop file - I chose my own Spotify icon to be shown. The problem is that icon is not displayed in the panel end when Alt+tabbing. Please help :) Bugged ...
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Upgrading form Lubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 fixes the left and right panel width to 150px

I have just upgraded from lubuntu 15.04 to lubuntu 15.10. Everything seems fine. Except one thing: The panel always starts with a width of 150px. I can change it, it saves it to ...
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How to customize top bar in Gnome 3.18?

I have problems after updating Gnome from 3.16 to 3.18. I can't get the normal top panel as I had with 3.16: black with centralized time/date on the itself. I tried to use shell-themes, but instead of ...
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I got my ubuntu desktop blank. I cant even find my gnome panel, terminal and taskbar and shut it down

I had shut it down properly but this time when I logged in I don't find anything there except some files on desktop. I cant even open terminal. I don't know what has happened?
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Linux panel customization

I am new to the linux community. I have been trying to customize my panel in gnome 3. I am running ubuntu 15.04. What I would like to do is customize my top panel to look at my public IP address and ...
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...